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About Tommy V's Urban Kitchen

As the backdrop of Food Network's reality show, Family Style, Tommy V's has quickly become a popular destination for both the locals and tourists alike. Nestled in the heart of The Bressi Ranch community, Tommy Vs offers its' guests Contemporary California Comfort Food in an upscale, casual eatery.

2659 Gateway Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 3:30pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Palomar Airport Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 602-1949

Website:
http://www.tommyvsurbankitchencarlsbad.com/

Entertainment:
Live music offered regularly.

Catering:
We are able to cater up to 500 guests. Please contact the restaurant for details.

Executive Chef:
Jeff Berry

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Tommy V's Urban Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (9)
Casual (8)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Business Meals (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for a Date (4)
People Watching (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Overall, a great dining experience. Nice neighborhood setting, very friendly and attentive service. We have been there a number of times and enjoyed it. Their Burrata & Avocado Panna Cotta was EXCELLENT—a very light and enjoyable appetizer. Each time that I have had one of their fish selections, it has been good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was great. The wine list is great.
The service was outstanding. Thank you Pablo
One minor thing is that the noise level is pretty high and everybody has to raise their voice to be heard.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We went to happy hour and sat on the patio - very pleasant and quiet . We had drinks and Roman artichokes. I can’t say enough about the artichokes - delicious! They are spicy, so if that isn’t for you, just ask them to tone down the heat.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Overall, the dining experience was good. The steak bruschetta could have offered a a more generous portion of meat; the chicken parmesan red sauce was delicious; however, it was served with a rich gnocchi/pesto. Each dish on its own was delicious, but together, the red tomato sauce and rich pesto were overpowering.

The service was slow; as we were not in a rush it was not an issue.

The classical guitarist was wonderful.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Chose to sit on patio as inside dining room is loud. Lovely outside - heat lamps always available if needed. Had the bartender's own creation - capellini with vodka sauce and meatballs - awesome. My friend had salmon and artichokes. All topped off with Tiramisu. Will definitely be back again soon.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 27, 2017

I have been coming here for years and am a frequent diner. I usually go for a business lunch. The service is good and so is the food. Have never had a bad meal

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Birthday was noted in reservation but not acknowledged. Other than that the service was great. Way too loud for normal conversations.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Hard to appreciate a dinner with friends when the noise level is like sitting in an airplane hangar while they test the engines on the jets.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Food is pretty good, but inside the noise level is so high, that it is impossible to have a conversation, which is why I requested the patio for our Ladies luncheon. Unfortunately
I was totally ignored when I mentioned my reservation with the preferred seating request. Although I was lucky after all, because one of the ladies seems to be known - and upon her request they managed to put tables together for us. We only go there with friends that seem to like it. If we crave Italien food, Firenze in Escondido is much more to our liking.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food as always!! The sea bass special was fantastic and their homemade lemon cake is to die for!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 1, 2017

the service and food is always outstanding. the guys are great.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 29, 2017

I took two girlfriends who were visiting from Houston here the other day for lunch. It took quite a few minutes to get seated even though the restaurant was only one third full. Then it took quite a long time to get our order taken and getting our food took forever. Not sure what was going on but waiting for almost 30 minutes for a flatbread and sandwiches was ridiculous. The pear flatbread was good but not very flavorful....missing something to make it really delicious. The girls ordered the meatball panini and thought it was delicious. I will definitely go back but it wasn't quite up to the standard that I normally see here. Maybe just an off day so I will try again.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Great menu. Highly recommend the artichoke appetizer. One of us had the filet mignon and it and the sauce were perfect. Only complaint was that the salmon and crab penne should be renamed salmon and salmon penne. The crab was not visible. Very dog friendly patio.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 27, 2017

It's always great here. Fantastic food. Excellent service. What more could you ask for?

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 25, 2017

I love everything about this place, except for how loud it gets when it gets busy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Food was very tasty and reasonably priced. We all tried different dishes and were very happy with the results. Presentation was nice and the wait staff was very accommodating. We got there late and there was only the regulars at the bar. Around 9pm the place started to fill up and really start hopping. Seems like this is a locals hangout with good food, a great bar, and good service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Casual, Late-night Find
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I'll start by saying the calamari appetizer was one of the best I've had. Very tender and delicious. I was not a fan of the creamy French onion soup. Not quite what I expected. It was ok, just not my favorite. My wife had the eggplant and said it was very good. I had the short rib pappardelle dish. It was ok. Again not the best pappardelle noodles or sauce I've had, but the short rib meat was very good. We will likely try this place again and try some new dishes. Worth a second chance.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 24, 2017

First impression was not good at all. It's a large space and there were only 2-4 tables. It got somewhat busier, but not much. Adding to making an awful impression was the fact that, having never been to that area, the entry was not obvious at all. We went to a door near the bar area. It was locked - however, a server was standing right next to it. She looked right at us and walked away. When we did finally make it inside, we stood at the podium for at least a couple of minutes while 3 servers looked at us and walked right on by. I finally went to find help (we should have just walked out). A girl begrudgingly lead us to a table.
Suffice it to say I will never take anyone there again!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Appetizers aren't the best. Main course pretty good.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Family in town and was looking for great casual Italian food without going into town. This was great selection with great food and service. Bobby did a great job with my father-in-law who is very picky about this food and service. We all had a great time and meal in casual, quiet setting.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We had dinner with friends who were visiting from Orange County. Sonny was our server and he was excellent and very personable and friendly. We were greeted by Francisco and Bobby who we knew from their days at Tuscany. The martinis were ice cold and delicious with blue cheese-stuffed olives. The romaine wedge salad was delicious and a nice change from the typical wedge salad with iceberg lettuce. All of our meals were great but the carbonara my husband ordered was the best. It was my birthday celebration so they delivered the most delicious tiramisu... truly one of the best I have ever had. We all loved our evening there and the food was out of this world. Highly recommend!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Great birthday dinner!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Excellent service combined with good food and drink. A little pricey, but all in all a nice evening with friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 14, 2017

New to the area, this was my third time in one week eating here, so it must be a good find! First time was a late dinner with girlfriends, second time was for happy hour, third time was with family. Servings are generous, well priced and everything always comes out piping hot! Both creative selections and traditional Italian, we haven't had a bad dish yet!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Looked Tommy V's up on Open Table and made the reservation based on the overall rating. The dining experiences lived up to the rating. The pork chop was incredible, but the pasta was worth coming back for again and again. Fresh ingredients all around. Highly recommend saving room for the Tiramisu.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Service was great, but the food was amazing lots of flavor and it was served hot. I had the gnocchi and my girlfriend had the chicken. We both couldn't stop raving about our meal.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 8, 2017

There were 11 of us for dinner. Food was excellent as was the service.
I was very pleased with our evening.
Thank you, Tommy V's

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great service and great food server was very attentative

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Excellent food & service. We're glad to see a lot of wait staff from Tuscany, they're all really great!! Seafood dishes are our favorites!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Restaurant was very, very loud. Bar patrons were literally shouting at each other during the first hour of our visit. We almost left after our drink order but decided to stay for dinner only because of the attentive service. The food was fine but we hesitate to return because of the wild bar scene. The waitstaff acknowledged that this was a real problem, especially on Friday night.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Manager and Waiter both friendly and professional. Helped us choose appetizers and wines. Sat on the outside patio and it was lovely.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Had a family celebration and the restaurant exceeded our expectations. Service was exceptional and the food delicious. So happy this gem is in the neighborhood.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I booked this restaurant the day before for a very large group (20). They were amazing! Service was great. Brought out a cake for someone in our company who had a birthday, it was relaxed, the lighting was beautiful; we would definitely go again! Thank you!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 4, 2017

The food was really good, but be prepared for huge portions. Good value for the cost, but two adults could easily split a pasta entree. Decent ambiance and the service was good. I'd definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Food and drinks were amazing.

Great location, great vibe...

Only issue was the loud family (kids- 10ish) who were loud....I would have been nice if the manager would have asked them to simply

We will try again,...hoping this was just one time situation.

Again, awesome food!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We celebrated a 60th birthday with 15 people. The service was excellent as was the food. I would recommend to anyone! I love the filet bruschetta!

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Six Italians were very happy. Compliments to the Chef !

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great time for all. Thank you for making it special

Tags: People Watching, Tasting Menu, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Great new menu and new chef. Been back a few times to try new meals. Fantastic

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Wonderful service and excellent food!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Seasonal, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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